Jesse James Blames His Cheating on Being Abused as a Child

Posted by PZ on May 26th, 2010

Jesse James Still Wearing His Wedding Ring

Jesse James appeared on yesterday’s Nightline where he talked about why he cheated on Sandra. According to the interview, Jesse claims that he was abused as a child, which lead him to cheat in later life, the perfect “I’m really the victim in this” excuse. Jesse said:

“I was a terrorized kid, I was petrified of my dad … It wasn’t so much getting the sh– beat out of me or getting my arm broken or getting kicked or whatever or punched, it was the in-between time. It was the fear of that happening again.”

As a result, Jesse was left feeling worthless, and felt afraid:

“I grew up with a huge amount of shame and fear and abandonment on my shoulders from a very young age, and I think, you know, the way my mind rationalized [cheating], ‘Well, you know, I might as well do whatever I can to like run her off, ’cause she is going to find out what I am anyway and leave me anyway.’ “

Nope, not buying it, sorry Jesse – a rough childhood isn’t an excuse that you can just suddenly reveal to get off the hook. I don’t feel any sympathy!

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